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Teens charged with aggravated assault in alleged SkyTrain station machete attack

Burquitlam Station. TransLink

Two Port Moody teens are facing charges of aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a man with a machete at the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police allege the attack happened on March 10, around 6 p.m., when the suspects — one of them armed with a large machete — chased the victim into the station.

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A confrontation occurred, in which police say the victim tried to defend himself with a pylon. One of the attackers swung the machete multiple times, eventually striking the victim in the head, according to police.

The attackers then fled, while a bystander called 911.

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The victim was left with a large laceration to his face that required multiple staples to close, police said.

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Transit police say officers were able to identify the suspects, who were arrested by officers with the Port Moody Police Department and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team.

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The suspects, aged 16 and 17 years old, cannot be identified because they are minors.

Along with aggravated assault, police are recommending charges of Failure to Comply with a Court Order, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, and Possession of a Controlled Drug or Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

The suspects have been released under conditions, including a nightly curfew, pending an upcoming court date.

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